Outsourcing Manager

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September 10, 2021
Full Time
United Kingdom

We are looking for an experienced outsourcing manager, with a passion for games, to join our growing team. Strong communication skills are a must, as well as being familiar with a wide range of industry standard software. This role is open to remote candidates within the United Kingdom only, with preference for those commutable to our office in Liverpool.

Working at Skyhook Games

This is such an exciting time to join Skyhook Games and we are currently on the lookout for superstars to join our team. We recently moved into brand new offices in the trendy “Baltic Triangle” area of Liverpool City Centre and offer flexible working schedules as well as a collaborative, supportive culture.

Aside from our exciting growth plans, the best thing about Skyhook Games is the people. We offer a fun, creative and inclusive place to work and are passionate about flexibility and providing a work/life balance for all our team. We offer an improved benefits package including extra holidays, an additional buy and sell holiday scheme, contributory pension, enhanced cost savings scheme, flexible working hours, free parking, remote working options and ongoing training.  

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Managing all outsourcing activities and ‘work for hire’ requirements within Skyhook  
  • Sourcing, identifying and coordinating talent into our studio  
  • Managing and updating our internal database of contractors and outsourcing partners
  • Communicating with external clients and internal artists to ensure workflow and milestone targets are met
  • Providing feedback to internal artists regarding artwork and defining requirements
  • Assisting the production team in regards to all outsourcing support and logistics of contracts
  • Identifying project needs and ensuring the pipeline of work is maintained
  • Building relationships with external clients and internal teams across multiple projects
  • Assisting the team with any issues that may arise
  • Hands on production and delivery of artwork as required

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Proven experience within an outsourcing manager/outsource producer role, or equivalent
  • Experience in providing feedback to clients and artists on artwork and workflow
  • Previous experience of working in a team and providing effective and constructive feedback
  • Good working knowledge of wide-ranging industry standard 2D and 3D software
  • Proven knowledge and expertise of all fundamental art disciplines
  • A strong eye for detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous exposure to art outsourcing, preferably as a vendor

Not essential, but it helps if you have:

  • Experience of working with remote teams and multiple gaming platforms
  • Familiar with using task tracking software, such as JIRA

How to apply:

If you feel you meet the requirements and are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV, cover letter and relevant examples of your work to info@skyhookgames.com.

A few of our games:

Experience the beauty and detail of mowing the Great British countryside in Lawn Mowing Simulator, the only simulator that allows you to ride an authentic and expansive roster of real-world licensed lawn mowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as you manage your mowing business.

The evolution of train simulation! Master iconic locomotives on high-speed services, long freight hauls or precise commuter traffic, and get creative with customisation tools in this advanced sequel. Climb into the cab in Train Sim World 2 (Dovetail Games).

Dominate the glittering global phenomenon of Destruction AllStars (Lucid Games) – the spectacular prime-time sport for dangerous drivers! Master the art of intense vehicle-based combat through timing, tactics and skills to cause colossal amounts of damage, destruction and devastation in vibrant arenas across the globe.

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